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Political and Public Affairs Consultants Gather in London for 55th Annual International Association of Political Consultants Conference

International Association of Political Consultants

With the US midterm, Israeli, and Brazilian elections recently completed, international political and public affairs consultants from around the world will gather in London, UK for the 55 th annual International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) conference to share, learn and discuss democracy, election strategy and the latest trends in campaigns. The conference will take place at the Royal Horseguards Hotel (2 Whitehall Court) from Monday November 14 th to Wednesday, November 16 th. The conference will feature speakers including: · Dame Arlene Foster PC – Former First Minister of Northern Ireland · Frances O’Grady – General Secretary of the Trades Union Council (UK) · Feyi Akindoyeni – President, Australian Professional Government Relations Association · Hakan Svenneling MP – Left Party of Sweden · Christopher Hope – Associate Editor (Politics) of the Daily Telegraph · Guy Benson – Fox News contributor and Political Editor of Townhall.com · John Zogby – Founder of the Zogby international poll Among the topics for discussion: · Diversity in politics – What does it really mean · How do governments communicate to stakeholders · European future borders and internal divides · US midterms – What happened and what does it mean · The role of the media in shaping political discourse Established in 1968, The International Association of Political Consultants is committed to fostering democracy and the democratic process throughout the world. Members span a variety of political backgrounds and activities fostering the growing and diverse profession of political consulting as well as the practical aspects of democratic elections. Contact Details International Association of Political Consultants Marcel Wieder - Vice President Communications +1 416-907-2126 marcel@aurorastrategy.com Company Website https://www.iapc.org

November 11, 2022 12:18 PM Eastern Standard Time

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The Blood Supply Shortage: Why it’s Happening and How You Can Help

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/8kShJVgN2pc This is the worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. Amid this crisis, doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. Blood and platelet donations are critically needed to help prevent further delays in vital medical treatments. The blood supply took a major hit about as the Covid-19 pandemic took over the healthcare system. Shortages could potentially lead to the postponement of surgeries, other medical procedures, and be a major issue if a mass casualty event were to happen. Every year 4.5 million Americans will need a blood transfusion. Someone in your audience or their loved one could be in need. With the blood shortage being a major health issue potentially affecting so many, what can be done and what should we know? Dr. Glenn Ramsey, chair of the College of American Pathologists Transfusion Committee recently conducted a nationwide media tour to inform the public on what is being done. Topics that Dr. Ramsey discussed included: With the current blood shortage, the recent changes in blood donation restrictions The importance of donating blood Keeping the blood supply strong Why there is always a shortage How the current blood supply is being maximized What the most common incidents are in which blood donation is needed For more information please visit americasblood.org and newsroom.cap.org Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 11, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Fall Health Checklist from the College of American Pathologists

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/DotHvhg8XQw Summer is coming to a close, which means it’s the perfect time to take stock of your health and set yourself up for success the rest of the year. The FDA has recently changed their guidelines regarding Covid at-home tests, now advising people to take three tests, instead of the previously recommended two tests. The agency issued the update just ahead of the back-to-school season – an attempt to reduce the risk of infection being missed and to help people from unknowingly spreading the virus. But COVID isn’t the only thing on people’s minds. With fall approaching, cold and flu season isn’t far behind. This time of year can create confusion for people who may not be able to tell the difference between COVID symptoms and cold/flu symptoms. There are also concerns about the spread of Monkeypox and the re-emergence of Polio. During a nationwide media tour on September 15 th, Dr. Emily Volk – President of the College of American Pathologists discussed: Changing FDA guidelines around COVID testing and what you need to know Navigating flu shots and COVID boosters Tips for knowing the difference between COVID symptoms and cold/flu symptoms Additional insights on recent health concerns such as Monkeypox and Polio For more information, visit CDC.GOV or FDA.GOV Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 11, 2022 10:31 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Hear the Holidays: Ways to Help People with Hearing Loss Enjoy the Holidays

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/yQwa2WRw59E The holidays are a time to share special moments with loved ones and celebrate those relationships, but if you have hearing loss and are struggling to hear or follow conversations, you may feel disconnected from family and friends this holiday season. Often, feelings of embarrassment or frustration can cause individuals with hearing loss to stop socializing or participating in events or activities that they used to enjoy. According to a HearingLife and Harris Poll survey, 72% of people with hearing loss wish their hearing was better to enjoy holiday and special gatherings*. HearingLife is celebrating the holiday season with the “Hear the Magic. Love Your Ears” holiday campaign accompanied by the second annual “Magic of Giving Back” program aimed to help those with hearing loss gain back the joyful sounds of the holiday season. "We understand the challenges that come with hearing loss, such as difficulty following conversations and feeling embarrassed," said Dr. Leslie Soiles, Chief Audiologist, HearingLife. "At HearingLife, we believe everyone deserves to hear their favorite sounds of the season and we want to help those in need regain their confidence and enjoy connecting with loved ones during the holiday season." For the opportunity to receive free hearing aids through the “Magic of Giving Back,” people can submit either a personal story, or a story on behalf of a loved one, explaining why they are a candidate for the gift of hearing. To learn more and share your story, visit www.HearingLife.com/Magic by November 12th About HearingLife: HearingLife is a national hearing care company and part of the Demant Group, a global leader in hearing healthcare built on a heritage of care, health, and innovation since 1904. HearingLife operates nearly 700 hearing care centers across 42 states. We follow a scientific, results-oriented approach to hearing healthcare that is provided by highly skilled and caring professionals. Our vision is to help more people hear better through life-changing hearing health delivered by the best personalized care. To learn more, visit: https://www.hearinglife.com. *Survey Method: This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of HearingLife from August 19-23, 2021, among 2,044 adults ages 18+, among whom 253 have hearing loss. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact hearinglife@kaplow.com. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 10, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Sportsnaut Releases The Hustle, the Most Comprehensive App Aggregator of Sports Content for Fans and Advertisers

The Publisher Desk

Sportsnaut, the most powerful name in sports news and information, today released The Hustle, a free app available on Google Play, that will bring premiere video content from Sportsnaut and its portfolio of sports publishers. The Hustle aggregates exclusive sports news, highlights, and opinion from top sports publishers, covering the NFL, NCAA Football, NBA, NHL, Golf, NCAA Basketball, MLB, and more. "Sportsnaut's portfolio of independent sports publishers creates an exclusive ecosystem of sports news and information no one can match," said Jeff Misenti, chief operating officer of Sportsnaut and co-founder of The Publisher Desk, Sportsnaut's parent company. "For the first time, we are able to highlight the best content in a single app, to give fans the action they both want and deserve." Sportsnaut was founded in 2014 and quickly became one of the leading publishers to provide sports fans a haven of sports news and information in the U.S. The site in 2019 was acquired by The Publisher Desk, a fully integrated audience development and content monetization partner for digital publishers. The acquisition allowed The Publisher Desk to create a vibrant ecosystem of dozens of publishers covering the full spectrum of sports to allow advertisers to reach a wider fan audience. "The Hustle is yet another step in creating scale for sports publishers,' said Christopher Ward, co-founder and chief revenue officer of The Publisher Desk. "That scale matters because we know how valuable quality and accessible sports content is to so many brands." The Hustle is currently available on Google Play and will soon be available on all major app store alternatives. Sports publishers interested in joining The Hustle can contact us here. About Sportsnaut Sportsnaut is the most powerful name in sports. Since launch in 2014, Sportsnaut has been dedicated to covering the big and little stories in sports without an agenda. The company, and its publishing partners, provide news, opinion, rumors, and statistics for fans of the NFL, NCAA Football, NBA, NHL, Golf, NCAA Basketball, MLB, and more. About The Publisher Desk The Publisher Desk, based in New York with offices in London and South Florida, is a fully integrated audience development and content monetization partner to digital publishers, in addition to publishing several owned and operated sites. The company, founded in 2014, helps websites increase advertising revenues and reduce operational costs. Our team provides the proper resources, direction, operations, technology, and support for digital business, empowering sports, lifestyle & business media brands to connect with their audience and value-aligned advertisers. Contact Details For all inquiries press@publisherdesk.com Company Website https://www.publisherdesk.com/

November 10, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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US Navy Veteran Todd Harmon Talks Shop and Shares Growth Strategies for Minuteman Press Franchise in Cincinnati

Minuteman Press International Inc

US Navy Veteran Todd Harmon is no stranger to owning his own business. Prior to joining the Minuteman Press franchise family in April 2018, Todd had previously owned other small businesses and franchises. His Minuteman Press design, marketing, and printing center is located in the Kenwood area of Cincinnati, Ohio, at 7681 Montgomery Road. In this interview, Todd shares why he chose Minuteman Press, how his military and business experience has helped him in the printing industry, and how products such as signage and mailings with a heavy focus on Every Door Direct Mail have helped spur the growth of his printing business. What is your professional background? Todd Harmon: “I am a United States Navy Veteran. Prior to franchising, I owned an independent small business that manufactured new and refurbished pallets in the wood products industry. I have also previously owned two other franchises in the retail and restaurant industries. I chose Minuteman Press due to its #1 ranking in print franchising and the excellent work-life balance it would provide my family. Both of my children now work in the business with me. It also appealed to me as a privately owned company with a great royalty structure for franchisees.” What has the support from Minuteman Press International been like for you? Todd Harmon: “Local support from my field rep Ryan McIntyre and RVP Gary Nowak has been outstanding. They are a great resource when I need to discuss hiring/personnel and major business decisions. The FLEX software support team is always very responsive to our needs.” How do you describe your business and capabilities to potential clients? Todd Harmon: “I explain to clients that we are actually a print and small business marketing and consulting firm. Because of my previous business experience owning two other successful local franchises prior to Minuteman Press, I can really relate to these folks and help them reach their target customers through effective print and mail marketing strategies. Our customer service and fast turnaround times really set us apart from the competition.” What are the high-demand products and services that have really been helpful for your clients? Todd Harmon: “Signage, including installation if applicable, with fast turnaround times have really helped our clients. We can drop ship anywhere for them even on weekends. Quick design services for budget-conscious small businesses are much-appreciated by our customers. Our #1 key growth area is in direct mail services. We have also built a very strong Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) business. We work with and educate our customers through every step of the EDDM process.” What are some of the key ways you’ve grown your business? Todd Harmon: “Our high level of customer service and fast turnaround times have led to many referrals. We have grown through participation in a local BNI networking group. I am committed to consistent SEO/SEM marketing, email blasts, direct mail, and always promoting our EDDM services at every opportunity.” How would you best describe your community? Todd Harmon: “We enjoy a very dense business community around our shop. There are offices, medical facilities, restaurants, and many non-profit firms in our local area, as well as schools and many large church organizations. All of our clients demand a high level of professional customer service that we strive every day to meet.” Why do you think printing remains so vital to businesses today? Todd Harmon: “Print is a more trustworthy advertising medium and can allow you to reach a more targeted audience. For instance, I believe an engaging, tangible EDDM mail piece with a strong offer will yield a higher ROI than other advertising mediums, especially for restaurants and home repair/service businesses.” What are the biggest rewards of owning your business? Todd Harmon: “Following my military service, I have always owned my own business. I get great satisfaction from operating a profitable customer service focused small business. I enjoy the challenge.” What advice would you give to other owners right now? Todd Harmon: “Minuteman Press gives you the freedom to make the print shop your own, allowing you to focus on your strengths. Embrace it and have fun. Also, h ire staff that will help you build a culture of customer service in your shop. ” Todd Harmon’s Minuteman Press franchise is located at 7681 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236. For more information, call 513-531-7600 or visit their website: https://minuteman.com/us/locations/oh/cincinnati22/ Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and see Minuteman Press franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

November 10, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Sharp App Wins David Meltzer Helmed Entrepreneur Pitch Competition, 2 Minute Drill

Sharp App

Sharp App, a sports betting app dedicated to the empowerment of bettors through AI-powered tools, analytics and educational programming, announced its co-founder and COO Jason Mezrahi competed and won $50,000 in cash and prizes pitching the Sharp App to a celebrity panel of entrepreneurs on David Meltzer’s “pitch only” show, the 2 Minute Drill. The full episode of the show can be viewed on the show’s website through the following link, 2 Minute Drill: Season 4, Episode 2. Hosted by legendary entrepreneur, investor, and best-selling author, David Meltzer, 2 Minute Drill features entrepreneurs from all walks of life competing each week for more than $50,000 in cash and prizes. Five contestants have two minutes to deliver their most convincing pitch. During Episode 2, Meltzer was joined on the judges panel by notable entrepreneurs: Former NFL Star and CEO of Lights Out Brand - Shawne Merriman Kennected CEO - Devin Johnson CEO and founder of National Business Capital - Joe Camberato “It’s amazing to be recognized by such an esteemed group of successful entrepreneurs,” said Mezrahi. “While our tech driven tools and services are second-to-none in the sports betting market, what really separated Sharp App from the other contestants was our commitment to sustainable profitability through our lean operation and meticulous approach to user acquisition and retention. We’re looking forward to leveraging the prize money into the next great innovation from Sharp App.” In Oct. 2022, Sharp App was announced as part of the HPL Digital Sport and Cardinal Sports Capital Accelerator Program based on the company’s growth, ability to scale and development of new innovative tools. Since 2021, Sharp has held an 80% month-over-month premium subscriber retention rate and provided upgrades and scaled content for its Game Center a centralized hub of news, trends, lines and betting information, and Sharp Academy, a multimedia masterclass that will teach all skill levels different aspects of sports betting, led by sports betting expert John Alessia. For more information please visit: https://sharp.app/ To download the app: App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sharp-app/id1557592668 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sharpapp ABOUT SHARP APP Founded in 2020, by sports betting and fantasy experts and executives from Win Daily and DFS Army, Sharp is a first-of-its-kind sports betting app. Sharp provides an all-in-one platform experience of multimedia content, tools and solutions developed specifically to educate and empower sports bettors to make smarter decisions and manage their actions. Follow Sharp on social media - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. ABOUT DAVID MELTZER David Meltzer is the Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. He is one of the world's top entrepreneurs, investors and business coaches. David has been recognized by Variety Magazine as their Sports Humanitarian of the Year and awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. David is the Executive Producer of the Apple TV series 2 Minute Drill and Office Hours. He is also the executive producer of Entrepreneur’s #1 digital business show, Elevator Pitch. David is featured in many books, movies, and TV shows such as World’s Greatest Motivators, Think and Grow Rich and Beyond the Secret featured on Netflix. Contact Details Michael Adorno +1 212-931-6143 madorno@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://sharp.app/

November 10, 2022 09:01 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Local Logic Selects North 6th Agency as Public Relations Agency of Record

North 6th Agency

North 6th Agency (N6A), the Outcome Relations Agency™, today announced that it has partnered with Local Logic as its public relations agency of record to increase brand awareness of the company’s mission, data capabilities, and expansive partnership network throughout the residential and commercial real estate industries. N6A will implement and execute its unique outcome-based public relations campaigns to support Local Logic’s business goals across competitive media market share and recruitment. N6A's Outcome Relations™ model combines earned media, amplification, and KPI alignment to support the specific business outcomes of CMOs, CEOs, and brand marketers. “We were looking for a PR agency partner who could become an extension of our team,” said Pierre Calzadilla, EVP of Growth at Local Logic. “N6A’s team spirit combined with their strategic outcome-based strategy made them a perfect fit.” Local Logic partners with companies within the residential and commercial industries to provide location-based data on every aspect outside the four walls of a property. Through this approach, the company seeks to provide a complete picture of an asset's value to encompass data on the surrounding area, for more informed real estate decisions. “Local Logic’s data is changing the game for the built world,” said Daniela Mancinelli, CEO of N6A. “The insights they provide for urban developers, investors, governments, and home buyers are directly impacting the development of our cities. We’re excited about the impact that we will make through this partnership.” For more information on Local Logic, please visit www.locallogic.co. For more information on N6A, please visit www.N6A.com. About Local Logic Local Logic is a location intelligence platform that digitizes the built world for consumers, investors, developers, and governments – delivering unrivaled clarity and actionable insights capable of creating more sustainable, equitable cities. With more than 75 billion unique data points – the largest unique location data set in the U.S. and Canada – the platform creates a digital twin of cities, quantifying the built world and offering predictive, precise analytics to inform the present and future of over 250 million individual addresses. About North 6th Agency North 6th Agency, Inc. (N6A) is the Outcome Relations Agency™. Based in the heart of SoHo in New York City, N6A is the creator of the Outcome Relations™ model, which combines earned media, paid media, and proprietary KPI technology to drive specific business outcomes for CMOs, CEOs, and brand marketers. N6A’s clients have successfully exited global enterprises, increased revenue, created enterprise value, improved market share over their competitive set, won recruiting battles for the industry’s best talent, listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and leading international exchanges, and raised money from the world’s most prominent investors. N6A has received several industry accolades, including The Observer's "PR Power 50" list, Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures in the United States, PRWeek's Best Places to Work, and Digiday's Most Innovative Culture. Contact Details North 6th Agency (N6A) +1 203-912-3527 kmcandrew@n6a.com Company Website https://www.n6a.com

November 10, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Adam Nasir A Fast Rising SaaS Founder Has Created The Perfect Software Solution After A Google Search Failed To Help

Smarter Contact

Adam Nasir, the founder of Smarter Contact began his professional career as a real estate investor, purchasing and selling hundreds of properties. The year was 2017, and he was looking to close more deals in his business by reaching out to a large number of people in a short amount of time. He found texting was helping him get their attention faster. Wondering if he could send many messages at once, he ‘Googled’ it and didn't find a good solution. That is when the initial idea of "Smarter Contact" came to his mind, and he never looked back. “I was surprised to see no one was taking advantage of SMS marketing. People are glued to their phones 24/7 - young or old, our phones are with us at all times, so it’s a no-brainer for businesses to communicate on this channel. My goal was to build personal relationships from my businesses directly with consumers. Fast forward a few years, this is what we are helping businesses do with Smarter Contact.” Revealed Adam. Smarter Contact is an outbound SMS marketing software with a built-in CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system. It became really successful due to the user interface being both highly effective at nurturing leads in all stages and simple to use. Sean Terry, CEO of Flip2Freedom and one of their top customers is quoted as saying “ Smarter Contact is hands down the best lead-gen tool. I've tried every SMS software out there, this is the only one that truly delivers ” Smarter Contact provides its customers with an all-in-one solution to convert and close more leads. The software provides many valuable services like a robust CRM, skiptracing, a phone system, and ringless voicemail (RVM) amongst many other valuable tools for businesses to stay in touch. Text messages have been proven to have a 99.8% open rate, which is significantly higher than the current email open rate hovering around 25%. “You’re probably holding your phone right now as you’re reading this. Your customers are no different - they have their phones with them all the time. Mobile marketing is hands down the most effective at getting attention…” Suggested Adam. Using his software personally, Adam 6xed his own real estate business. He realized that this could genuinely benefit other businesses in the country. The initial version of the software took off in its first year of launch and delivered so many results for clients that he realized this was going to be big. Like most startups, Smarter Contact had its share of teething problems. In early 2020 the original software developer who helped bring Adam’s vision to life disappeared, without any documentation to continue. Adam wasn’t going to let go of his dream that easily. On the verge of losing everything, he found a team of software developers in Ukraine that stabilized and further optimized the text messaging software. “We are relentlessly focused on our customers and their experience. We have spent a lot of time making the software as easy to use as possible. So that anyone who uses the software can jump in and figure it out while receiving the highest conversion possible.” explains Adam. Smarter Contact is a fast-growing SaaS company that started with a small team. Due to the company's immense success, a recent business expansion has occurred, and the Smarter Contact team has grown over 50 employees in 3 years. The company has now branched out into many industries, including for real estate agents, ecom, lending, automotive offering tailor-made SMS marketing solutions for companies all over America. Contact Details Smarter Contact Adam Nasir inquiries@smartercontact.com Company Website https://smartercontact.com

November 09, 2022 10:06 AM Eastern Standard Time

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